Originally Posted by Chotu
And whereís whereís the waterline? Is the bow usually up and out of the water?
Itís an interesting boat
. Kind of like a pram/cat hybrid.
Definitely looks like sheíll slip through the water with ease for rowing.
Curious to her how she works out with the cat as a tender
Based on the designer's web site videos the hollow formed under the bow by the inverted "V" hull shape is usually out of the water.
I think of "unicat" as being sort of like "unibrow"...two hull shapes joined by the inverted "V". Yes, very much like a pram/cat hybrid. The inverted "V" makes the build a little more complex, but that combined with the longitudinal and transverse bulkheads make a very stiff structure.
Its stitch and glue constructruction with fiberglass
. I built mine of 5mm plywood
, 400gsm glass, and epoxy
. The spec weight is 35kg. Ive not weighed mine, but I expect Im within a few kg of that. I added a little more glass in critical areas. Two people can easily lift
Designer's site has video of it underway: